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  • Epiphany celebrations at Piazza Navona in Rome
    Life & People
    Joelle Grosso(January 02, 2018)
    Get ready for January 6th because the holidays are not over yet... at least not for Italians! More treats and presents await you thanks to the tradition of the Befana. This day is called the Epiphany, a religious holiday that marks the official conclusion of the festive season for Christians all around the world.
  • Life & People
    A. B.(January 05, 2016)
    The old good witch who brings candies and coal to the Italian children. Its origin and multifarious celebrations. January 6 is approaching so don't forget to hang up your stockings.
  • More than 2000 years ago the Three Wise Men visited Jesus after his birth and gave him three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. From that time on, the Befana comes every year, on January 6, to fill Italian kids’ stockings with all sorts of goodies!
  • Life & People
    Judith Harris(December 16, 2014)
    ‘Twas the notte before Natale, and all through the piazzas Lets' get into the Christmas spirit with this poem. Something different from Italy! Not a macchina was stirring, not even the usual pazzas. The calze were hung by the camino with care In hopes that Babbo Natale soon would be there.
  • The old good witch who brings candies and coal to the Italian children. Its origin and multifarious celebrations.
  • More than 2000 years ago the Three Wise Men visited Jesus after his birth and gave him three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. From that time on, the Befana comes every year, on January 6, to fill Italian kids’ stockings with all sorts of goodies!
  • Life & People
    (January 05, 2008)
    Thousands of Italian children hunted out stockings on Saturday ahead of Epiphany celebrations that half of Italians still see as an important part of their heritage